1953 Paddington North by-election

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The 1953 Paddington North by-election was held on 3 December 1953 following the resignation of the incumbent Labour MP William J. Field after failing to overturn a conviction for "importuning for immoral purposes". It was retained by the Labour candidate Ben Parkin [1] a left wing former MP for Stroud.

By-election on 3 December 1953: Paddington North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ben Parkin 14,274 53.8 -1.9
Conservative John Eden 12,014 45.3 +1.0
Socialist (GB) W.E. Waters 242 0.9
Majority 2,260 8.5 -2.9
Turnout 26,530 60.3 -20.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2014-09-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "1953 By Election Results". Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2015-08-14.